It was moment of joy for the people of Ozalla community in Igbo-Etiti Local Council of Enugu State as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday, swore in one of their illustrious sons, Kingsley Awuka, as his Special Adviser, at the Executive Chambers, Government House, Enugu.
Speaking shortly after he was sworn in, Awuka expressed gratitude to the governor for the honour and privilege accorded him and the people of Ozalla Community in Igbo-Etiti Local Council.
The delighted new Special Adviser described Ugwuanyi as “a miracle worker, jinx breaker and a comforter of the hopeless.” He said: “You have turned the history of our generation from this day to joy.
“Ozalla community will never, in its history, joke with what you have done this day.
“Our obligation is to continue to support you and do everything in furtherance of the excellent performance of your administration to ensure that you finish stronger.”
The special adviser, who was accompanied by the President General of Ozalla-Uwelu Town Assembly, Chief Festus Ike, friends and other members of the community, stated that his appointment made a bold statement.
Appreciating Ugwuanyi for the Federal Polytechnic Ohodo, which is next to Ozalla community, Awuka said: “We also thank you for some developmental projects you have extended to us. First, under your administration we have a federal polytechnic that is just a stone throw from a community that is not different from Ozalla.
“We equally have a brother, Prof. Uchenna Ortuanya, who, for the first time in the history of Igbo-Omaba community, has assumed the position of Secretary to the Enugu State Government.
He, therefore, on behalf of the people of Ozalla community, reassured the governor of their solidarity and support for his senatorial bid and other political ambitions thereafter.